Chloë Bass


The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 W 125th Street
Presented offsite at St. Nicholas Park, New York
New York
Sep 28th 2019 — Sep 27th 2020


As Chloë Bass's first solo institutional presentation, "Wayfinding" consists of 24 site-specific sculptures—all masquerading as types of public signage, from botanical labels to plaques to billboards—stationed throughout Harlem's St. Nicholas Park. Three questions, written by Bass, anchor the exhibition conceptually—while, standing alone, each appears verbatim on a mirrored billboard:

How much of care is patience? How much of life is coping? How much of love is attention?

Chloë Bass, How much of life is coping?, 2019. Mirrored stainless steel with frosted vinyl lettering. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: SaVonne Anderson.